Vila Tong Keng
Travessa de Auto Novo No. 9
Vila Tong Keng Reviews
At the Heart of Macau Dec 04, 2008
Being tired from a previous night's work, being sleepless in Macau didn't look very attractive to me. So, although there are cheaper rooms available (such as in San Va Hospederia), I opted for one with an attached bathroom.
Enter Vila Tong Keng. Managed by a Chinese couple (or maybe siblings?), this basic and simple place is located at the 3rd floor of a somewhat run-down building (if you're European, it's the 2nd floor). It's the old lady behind the front desk most of the time, and she doesn't speak English, but seems to know the universal sign language. Her husband (or maybe brother?) helps with the translation when needed.
The room that I rented was for USD20, more or less. It has air-conditioning, a single bed, a console, and a small TV with less than 20 channels (no cable, Chinese shows on all channels except one that shows a Portuguese soap opera). Oh, there's no window in my room, just so you know.
The bathroom is small-ish, and doesn't look very clean, or as clean as I wanted it to be. It has hot and cold shower (it better!) and a Western-style toilet seat, which has its water closet high above it to add some weirdness factor to the place.
The place provides towels, soaps, toothbrush (and a pinch-size toothpaste), slippers, and a thermos with hot water inside. By the way, they don't give room keys to guests unless you're willing to give a MOP30 deposit, which they do return when you check out and return the key to them.
With a good location close to Senado Square, and a quietness that is eerily relaxing, this place is not a bad choice!
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